Boo Buddy Swarm

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Boo Buddy Swarm
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First appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest appearance Mario Kart Tour (2019)
Variant of Boo

Boo Buddy Swarms[1] are Boos known for forming large groups to attack.


Super Mario World[edit]

In Super Mario World, they are found only in the Donut Ghost House and Forest Ghost House. They are usually transparent, which is when they are harmless, but periodically will turn opaque, which is when they are dangerous, to dive at Mario. They are indestructible and can only be avoided by the player.

Yoshi's Story[edit]

In Yoshi's Story, swarms of miniature Boos called Boo Buddies[2], Little Boos[3] or Baby Boos[4] appear in Ghost Castle. These tiny ghosts will swoop at Yoshi very rarely, unless he throws an egg at one of the members of the group. Then, all of the Boos will stop in their tracks and swoop at Yoshi. It is impossible to defeat all of the Boos, as more will just appear from off-screen. If Yoshi eats a Heart Fruit and does a Ground Pound near them, they will turn into Lucky Fruit, much like Shy Guys do. Unlike their Super Mario World counterparts, they do not turn transparent and can be destroyed.

Mario Kart series[edit]

Boo Buddy Swarms appear in the Ghost Valley courses in Super Mario Kart, Banshee Boardwalk in Mario Kart 64, and Luigi's Mansion in Mario Kart DS. However, the Boos do not hurt the players.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star[edit]

A Boo Buddy Swarm in The Enigmansion, from Paper Mario: Sticker Star.

A Boo Buddy Swarm reappears in Paper Mario: Sticker Star.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ちびテレサ[5]
Chibi Teresa
Chibi Boo (Yoshi's Story)


  1. ^ "BOO BUDDY SWARM Hit the Flying Prize Block when it dips low in the air. The Boo Buddies above you will dive down when you jump up to collect the Fire Flower." - Nintendo Power Advance V.4, page 53.
  2. ^ Yoshi's Story Player's Guide. Pages 10.
  3. ^ Yoshi's Story Player's Guide. Pages 111 and 121.
  4. ^ "Baby Boos: These itty-bitty ghosts haunt a chamber in Course 6-3. They are very similar to the basic Boo except that when one of them is harmed (intentionally or unintentionally), the entire group gathers to attack.."- Nintendo 64 Game Secrets, 1999 Edition Prima Official Strategy Guide. Page 110.
  5. ^ 「ヨッシーストーリー 任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Yoshi's Story Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 117.